Webshop for Copenhagen Jazz Festival Fonden, der står bag de to årlige festivaler: Copenhagen Jazz Festival i juli og Vinterjazz i februar.

Om Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Copenhagen Jazz Festival er en årligt tilbagevendende musikfestival, der fejrer jazzen i alle dens mulige og umulige afskygninger. Festivalen har eksisteret i sin nuværende form siden 1979 og har med sine mere end tre årtier på bagen for længst markeret sig som en af Europas mest velrenommerede jazzfestivaler såvel som en af Danmarks absolut vigtigste musikbegivenheder overhovedet. Denne status er opnået dels ved år efter år at sammensætte et program med udgangspunkt i musikalsk kvalitet og originalitet, dels ved hele tiden at være opmærksom på nye tendenser i både dansk og international jazz.

Når Copenhagen Jazz Festivalen ruller henover byen, er København som forvandlet. Over alt spiller musikken: På torve og i parker, på caféer og værtshuse, i teatre og på museer og – ikke mindst – i byens største og flotteste koncertsale. I løbet af festivalens 10 dage præsenteres mere end 1.000 koncerter fordelt på over 100 scener rundt omkring i byen. Tilsammen bliver disse koncerter besøgt af over 250.000 glade gæster. Således viser festivalen, at jazzen fortsat stortrives i den historiske jazzby.

Bag Copenhagen Jazz Festival står Copenhagen Jazz Festival Fonden -  en erhvervsdrivende fond med det formål at producere en international jazzfestival årligt i København og derigennem udvikle og styrke jazzmiljøet i Danmark. Foruden at arrangere en række koncerter selv, omkring 160 gratis- og betalingskoncerter , står fonden for den generelle markedsføring af alle festivalens koncerter. Fonden er non-profit, og skulle man ét år generere et overskud, anvendes midlerne i overensstemmelse med formålet og investeres i næste års jazzfestival. 

Foruden festivalen i juli er fonden sekretariat for den landsdækkende jazzfestival Vinterjazz, der ligger i februar, samt arrangør af en række jazzkoncerter i det øvrige kalenderår – blandt andet i samarbejde med Statens Museum for Kunst.


Webshop for Copenhagen Jazz Festival foundation that organizes two annual festivals Copenhagen Jazz Festival (esta. 1979) and Vinterjazz (esta. 2001).

About Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Every single summer since 1979 Copenhagen Jazz Festival has been taking over Copenhagen as one of Europe’s most important international music events based on eminent artistic quality and a sharp focus on new departures in both Danish and international jazz. Lasting 10 days, the festival envelops the Danish capital, offering a sumptuous musical feast to the 250,000 guests who join us year after year. Enjoying live jazz on the city’s streets, in its clubs cafés and concert halls, and at open-air night venues – all in the very heart of historical Copenhagen.

Copenhagen’s legendary status as one of the jazz capitals of Europe grew in the 1950s and 1960s, when a whole host of leading American jazz icons had their creative base in the city. Among those who have called Copenhagen home are Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Ben Webster, Stuff Smith, Ed Thigpen, Thad Jones and Kenny Drew. Each and every one of them has drawn inspiration from Denmark’s jazz scene and the era’s most important jazz club: Jazzhus Montmartre. This was also the time when some of Denmark’s best musicians had their international breakthrough, musicians like Alex Riel, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Palle Mikkelborg.

Copenhagen’s unique jazz history is a key factor in the exceptionally high level of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, something that can be experienced at the many free open-air stages strategically located throughout the historical city centre. Together with Copenhagen’s record number of cafés and music venues, these stagers create a unique atmosphere, bringing the city alive with jazz from early morning to late at night. As Signe Lopdrup, director of Copenhagen Jazz Festival, says: “People don’t only come for a fantastic musical experience, but for the unique atmosphere throughout Copenhagen when jazz takes over the city.”

The festival audience can listen to top international jazz names at the stunning Royal Theatre, Copenhagen’s Opera House and Jean Nouvel’s architectural world-class Koncerthus – as well as along the harbour front, where they can take a dip in the clear waters to the sounds of Danish and international jazz. Copenhagen Jazz Festival also proudly presents music at the border of jazz and other genres as part of the programme ‘Something Else’. And everyone’s welcome to take their kids to the beautiful parks to the east of the city where thousands of children and their parents flock every summer to enjoy a packed programme of live jazz, circus, painting workshops and singing - all part of the ‘Jazz for Kids’ festival programme.

Copenhagen Jazz Festival takes a pride in reaching many – and new – audiences, with tailor-made programmes for pensioners and teenagers, kids and their families, as well as catering for jazz aficionados and enthusiasts. Visitors can look forward to Copenhagen as a friendly and creative city where it’s safe to wander around accompanied by jazz night and day. A modern and open-minded metropolis that can be experienced at its very best during Copenhagen Jazz Festival.